Flaxseed is recommended as a food supplement and helps regulate body fat, and also lowers cholesterol levels to healthy levels. Flaxseed helps the stomach and intestine work and the removal of ballast substances. In irritated intestines, it is also taken during constipation, inflammation of the lining of the stomach, and also in inflammation of the skin.

In folk medicine flaxseed is used in coughing as an expectorant and anti-coughing agent. It is also used as a laxative in constipation, especially in chronic colitis.

It contains about 20% protein, 30% carbohydrates and over 40% fat. Rich in B vitamins and minerals. The majority of the carbohydrate component of flaxseed is food fiber (including lignans), which is due to its laxative effect. One of the best ways to prevent cardiovascular disease is maintaining a diet that is low in saturated and trans fat and rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

Omega-3 contained in flaxseed helps in these cases with anti-inflammatory action, normalization of the pulse, prevention of hardening of the arteries and blood clots, thus reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with diabetes and heart disease. According to most sources, omega-3 helps to lower cholesterol levels.

Flaxseed is also beneficial for water retention and also for weight loss.

As a general recommendation, linseed is desirable to use up to 1-2 teaspoons per day, pre-soaked raw. It can be ground and added to foods without dairy, as the latter bind insoluble a number of ingredients, counsel nutritionists.

"Zdravnitza" gathered the most popular recipes from folk medicine with flaxseed:

1. Cough

Boil 1 teaspoon fennel, 1 tablespoon flaxeed and 2-5 lightly crushed walnuts for 15-20 minutes in 1 liter of water. Strain and sweeten with 4 tablespoons of honey. Drink the potion 3 times a day before eating 1 cup of coffee.

2. Pneumonia

Boil 1 tablespoon flaxseed in 1 liter of water until it remains half. With the potion, massage the chest and back once. Drink 1 cup of coffee 3 times a day before a meal.

3. Cold diseases

Pour 200 ml of boiled water 1 tablespoon flaxseed. Leave the infusion to stand for 2 hours, strain and drink 1 tablespoon 4-5 times a day, sweetened with honey.

4. Rheumatoid arthritis

Boil 1 cup of flaxseed in 200 ml of water for 5 minutes. The pulp, while warm, is spread on a clean piece of woolen cloth and wrap the diseased joints. Squeeze with compress. It takes at least 15-20 procedures to feel an improvement.

5. Urinary tract irritation

Boil 1 teaspoon of linseed for 3 minutes in 250 ml. water. After 5 minutes, strain the potion. Drink 3 times a day 30 minutes before eating.

6. Kidney problems

Crumble 1 pack of flaxseed and mix it with some water to make a medium slice. Pour it onto pieces of woolen cloth (for both kidneys) and stay that way all night. Make the compresses longer.

7. Strengthening the kidneys

In 1 liter of boiling water, drop 1 tablespoon flaxseed. After 5 minutes remove from the fire. Straighten. In this decoction add 1 kg. pure honey. From the syrup you get, drink 1 tablespoon 3 times a day before eating.